Sensys Gatso receives orders for traffic enforcement systems in Saudi Arabia and the USA


The world’s largest supplier of traffic enforcement equipment, the Sensys Gatso Group, has been awarded a new speed camera contract in Saudi Arabia and two new red-light camera contracts in the USA.

Sensys Gatso has received an order for in-vehicle-based traffic enforcement systems from an unspecified governmental customer in Saudi Arabia. The order concerns the delivery of multiple vehicle-mounted speed camera systems to a potential total value of €10m (US$12.2m). The order is expected to be broken down into delivery batches of approximately €800,000 (US$978,400) each, with the first delivery expected be made in the second quarter of this year.

The order follows an extensive type approval process based on a series of demanding test scenarios that was carried out on local roads in Saudi Arabia. The region is noted for its harsh environmental and climatic conditions that include sand and dust storms, fog, extreme daytime heat and sharp temperature drops at night. In addition, and as part of the same testing process, a customized software upgrade was successfully designed and installed in collaboration with the customer.

Sensys Gatso will be supplying its radar-based T-series systems that can be integrated into an enforcement vehicle without altering its outward appearance. Depending on the chosen strategy, the operator can choose to enforce traffic in approaching, receding or both directions, from a stationary or moving vehicle. The vehicle-mounted systems have a great impact on driver behavior as their deployment is unpredictable in both time and location.

“The use of our in-vehicle systems has proven to be a very effective way to reduce road casualties, and we are delighted to continue our sale of this solution in a new market in the Middle East,” said Saman Alae Naziri, general manager for Sensys Gatso in the MENA region. “A very knowledgeable customer, combined with a large market in need of mobile enforcement solutions, makes this order extra-interesting.”

The company’s North American subsidiary, Sensys Gatso USA, has signed a three-year contract extension for Managed Services with the City of Maitland in Florida. The red-light program, which began in 2009, will continue for three more years and has an estimated contract value of US$620,000.

Sensys Gatso USA has also signed a contract extension for Managed Services with the City of Tuscaloosa, home to the University of Alabama. The extension of this red-light traffic enforcement program is for a minimum of one year, with the potential for three years, if new intersection cameras are added. The estimated revenue for the three-year contract term is US$580,000.

“This extension demonstrates the ongoing confidence that Maitland leadership has in our products, services and staff. We are delighted to work on their behalf for the next three years and to be a part of their efforts to increase public safety of their residents and visitors, alike,” commented Sensys Gatso USA’s president, Andrew Noble, who added, “We have had such a positive partnership with the folks in Tuscaloosa since 2012, and we are so pleased to be continuing our relationship with the City for the next several years.”

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